Public invited to share ideas at an informational meeting regarding Battle of Lexington State Historic Site

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Volume 37-381 For Immediate Release: Oct. 15, 2009

JEFFERSON CITY, MO. -- In an effort to ensure that the public has an opportunity to provide input regarding services in state parks and historic sites, the Missouri Department of Natural Resources invites you to bring your ideas to an informational meeting on Thursday, Oct. 22, to discuss issues related to Battle of Lexington State Historic Site in Lexington. The meeting will be held from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the site's visitor center and is open to the public.

Recent accomplishments at the site and future plans will be highlighted during the informational meeting. The agenda will include discussion of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War in 2011, involvement in various regional tourism initiatives and the impact of budget constraints. Visitors are invited to share comments on the site's services and operation. Based partially on previous comments and input from the public, the Department has completed several outdoor interpretive kiosks on the battlegrounds.

Battle of Lexington State Historic Site is located on Delaware Street in Lexington. Persons requiring special services or accommodations to attend the meeting can make arrangements by calling the historic site directly at 660-259-4654 or by calling the Department of Natural Resources toll free at 800-334-6946 (voice) or 800-379-2419 (Telecommunications Device for the Deaf ). For more information about Missouri state parks and historic sites, visit the Web at